Aircraft management operator and Pilatus PC12 sales distributor for the Middle East AMAC Aerospace has opened a new hangar at Istanbul Ataturk airport with a special ceremony during the Airex show in September.
A cocktail reception, hosted by ceo Kadri Muhiddin and coo Atilla Guney welcomed around 200 guests, including leading aviation executives, members of Turkey's aviation authority and Turkish media.
The facilities, which include hangarage, offices and shop-floor space will be dedicated initially to carrying out maintenance support on the PC12-NG. AMAC operates a variety of aircraft types under management for a number of customers, from its bases in Switzerland and now Turkey.
AMAC exhibited at Airex in conjunction with Pilatus, positioning its privately owned aircraft to showcase on the static display. The PC12 is reported to have generated considerable interest from show visitors.
"We are very excited about the prospect for sales in the Middle Eastern region and initial response to the aircraft has been very positive. Potential clients become even more interested when they appreciate maintenance can be carried out as close as Turkey," says Guney.